Respirator Change Schedule

September 2, 2010

A change schedule is the part of the written respirator program which says how often cartridges should be replaced and what i...

Contact Lenses in the Lab

August 18, 2010

Some laboratories permit the use of contact lenses as long as the appropriate protective eyewear is still being worn. There a...

Corrosive Gas Safety Tips

July 29, 2010

Gases that corrode the material or tissue they come in contact with are classified as corrosive. They can also be reactive an...
Preventing Chemical Spills

Preventing Chemical Spills

July 15, 2010

In 2008, three drops of spilled acid was all it took to send two graduate students to the hospital. Although they went to the...

Building for People

July 14, 2010

Indoor environmental quality considerations for laboratory construction.

Safe Use of Pyrophoric Materials

July 8, 2010

Pyrophoric materials are substances that ignite instantly upon exposure to oxygen. They can also be water-reactive, where hea...

Safe Sharps Handling

July 1, 2010

Two of the most common causes of needle sticks are re-capping needles and improper disposal of needles. All needle sticks, an...

Flood Prevention in the Lab

June 24, 2010

Floods in the laboratory must be avoided because they are costly and can cause serious damage, disruption, and personal injur...